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Theft by government: The Secret Service seized a business couple’s bank account with no warning merely because they had withdrawn just under $10,000 several times.
After months of litigation against the United States government, Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen West moved to dismiss the case earlier this month, meaning the Bednars will get their money back. However, the government refused to cover the Bednar’s $25,000 in legal fees, which the couple is entitled to under the Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act. Though the fight to get their $115,000 back is now over, the family is continuing to push to have their expenses covered. [emphasis mine]
First the government tries to steal their money. Now, it is trying to ignore the law by not paying their legal fees, even though the law requires it to.
But hey, we all know the best solution to all our problems is the government!